β-glucan, homopolymers of glucose, are found abundantly in various microorganisms, mushrooms, and plants. These β-glucan are of the high value of attention because of their bioactivity and medicinal benefits. Multiple studies show that β-glucan have the potential to enhance the immune system. However, the β-glucan from different sources have different modulating effects. It depends upon the primary chemical structure of β-glucan. One crucial source of β-glucan is yeast, especially baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). The yeast-derived β-glucan, (1,3)-β-linked with small chains of (1,6)-β-linked side chains, are known for their immune-modulating effect (Chan et al., 2009). The extraction of yeast β-glucan is an
Hi, I’m Wendy.K the founder of yeglucan.com, I’ve been running a factory in China that makes Yeast Beta Glucan for 8 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to Yeast Beta Glucan from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.